Newcastle United’s predicted starting XI versus Norwich City - will Jamal Lewis & Federico Fernandez return?

Jordan Cronin predicts Newcastle United’s starting XI to face Norwich City in tonight’s Premier League relegation clash.

<p>Newcastle United left-back Jamal Lewis. </p>

Newcastle United left-back Jamal Lewis.

Eddie Howe will be forced into at least two changes for the visit of Norwich City in the Premier League tonight.

Jamaal Lascelles and Matt Ritchie are suspended following their fifth yellow cards of the season in the 2-0 defeat at Arsenal.

Two players who are eyeing a recall are Jamal Lewis and Federico Fernandez, both of whom have been out in the cold this term.

Here, Jordan Cronin predicts the starting XI Howe will name against Dean Smith’s Norwich:

Goalkeeper: Martin Dubravka

Right-back: Emil Krafth

Centre-back: Fabian Schar

Centre-back: Ciaran Clark

Best of a bad bunch defensively? It’s hard to tell when a lot of the worst defending comes from that left-hand side. Never has a team needed a Paul Dummett so badly.

Left-back: Jamal Lewis

Newcastle United left-back Jamal Lewis. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Central midfield: Jonjo Shelvey

Eddie Howe has talked Shelvey up - and he will find out himself whether he can get a tune out of a player who blows hot and mostly cold at United.

Central midfield: Joe Willock

We saw flashes of the Willock of old with his breaks forward last weekend. Hasn’t been the same player since coming back, but signs of the link up with ASM were there again against the Bees.

Right-wing: Ryan Fraser

Left-wing: Allan Saint-Maximin

One of United’s real stars in the Brentford draw before being less influential against Arsenal. United need the French to shine once more at St James’ Park.

Second striker: Joelinton

Striker: Callum Wilson